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BLU-RAY REVIEW

S.W.A.T. (SWAT)

Featured In Issue 113, October 2006

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(Studio/Distributor):
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number):
15130
(MPAA Rating):
PG13
(Rating Reason):
Violence, language and sexual references
(Retail Price):
$28.95
(Disc Type):
Single Side, Single Layer (BD-25)
(Widescreen Edition):
Yes
(Full Screen Edition):
No
(Running Time In Minutes):
117
(Color Type):
Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access):
Yes
(Closed Captioned):
Yes
(Regional Coding):
1
(Theatrical Year):
2003
(Theatrical Release):
Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release):
No
(Disc Release Date):
09/19/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered):
No
(Director):
Clark Johnson
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Dolby Digital 5.1
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Jim Street (Farrell) is a smart cop who is unfairly demoted to the gun cage by his captain. Patiently waiting for the chance to get back on S.W.A.T., he impresses Sgt. Dan "Hondo" Harrelson (Jackson), who is putting together a new elite team of officers. After rigorous training exercises, the group is ready to go to work. But their first assignment turns out to be more than any of them expected—they have to transport an international criminal to federal custody, and he has promised $100 million to anyone who can save him. Based on the 1970s television series of the same name. (Tricia Littrell)

Special features include eight deleted scenes and previews.

The 2.40:1 MPEG-2-encoded Blu-ray Disc picture looks good, with very few source element artifacts, good detail (even if it is inconsistent), and deep blacks. Shadow delineation can be slightly lacking at times, with the shadows looking like flat black fields. Colors are well saturated and skin tones look accurate. It is a shame the level of detail isn't more consistent, because the good scenes do look very good. (Danny Richelieu)

The powerful 5.1-channel linear PCM soundtrack can really do a number on your sound system, with each of the channels used often, and loud. The dynamic range is pretty good, with the quiet effects sounding just as good as the loud. The noise floor is very low. The LFE channel is used effectively, delivering deep, tight bass that is also represented in the full-range channels. (Danny Richelieu)